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just learned that green party u.s. senate candidate natasha pettigrew has died. she was riding her bike near prince georges community college in largo when she was struck. the driver, christy littleford said she thought she hit an animal and drove to her home even though the bicycle was lodged under her suv. at this point, police have not charged littleford. we are continuing to follow the story and also the robbery. more redales on -- details on our website wusa9.com and on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> d. c. police have charged adams of maryland with involuntarmanslaughter. 26-year-old julia bartletter of austria was killed. the accident happened nearly two weeks ago near 18th street northwest in the adams morgan area. adams was driving under the influence when the crash happened. >>> the growing problem of texting and talking while driving is taking center stage today in washington. transportation secretary ray lahood is hosting a distracted driving summit. at the same time, the d. c. police are cracking down on drivers. kristin fisher spent the morning at a check point where
the child to us yet and neighbors describe an awful scene. right before noon today, a mother outside screaming for help. the first police officers arriving here quickly hustling the child and his father into a police car, racing him away to the hospital near here, but it was too late. >> it was the cords on a set of window shades that apparently strangled the child. inside the ground floor apartment at 901 north hampton, an incident shocked neighbors. >> it's like a chain cord. the baby got tangled inside it. we weren't there. we saw the helicopter, the police took the baby. and the detectives are here. it's crazy. >> police did not wait for an ambulance. an officer immediately got his boy in a washington hospital just 2 1/2 miles away. >> they have three children. three boys and they are all small. they go to elementary school. the one died is a year and a half. >> police investigating the incident believe it was an accident. most apartments in this complex are outfitted with shades that open and close with a wand that's impossible for children to tangle in. but some residents
's performance. joel brown shows us what both sides are doing to win over voters. -- voters. president obama's schedule includes a handful of events in intimate settings like this one in virginia last week where he can take off his jacket and talk face to face, persuading undecided voters not to vote republican in november. the president needs that message to work. control of congress is at stake on election day and polls show voters believe it's the republicans who will create jobs and fix the economy. >> elections at this point in the game are as much about emotion as they are about policy choices. democrats feel better about the president, about the prospects for his agenda. then they will show up in the polls. >> reporter: the white house is also trying to recapture some of the magic from the 2008 campaign. kicking off a series of college campus rallies aimed at firing up young voters. they turned out in huge numbers two years ago, exit polls from election night show two-thirds of people, between the ages of 18 and 29 voted for obama but getting them back out to the polls won't be easy.
>>> storm surge. hermine's aftermath reeks in texas. >>> the state department tells u.s. embassies to prepare for the worst two dies before a florida preacher plans to burn islam's holy book. >>> and spears sued. a former bodyguard hits the pop princess with a lawsuit and some disturbing allegations. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 9, 2010. >>> and good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. recomme remnants of tropical storm of hermean, strong thunderstorm poured heavy rain into oklahoma and reports of two tornado sightings. in texas an eyewitness grabbed a shot of this on his iphone as the twister roared toward downtown dallas. several touched down causing property damage. at least one person was injured. a person's truck slammed into a tree. don teague has more. >> reporter: a dramatic scene in arlington, texas, where torrential rain turned a creek into a raging river, surrounding a nearby apartment complex and trapping at least 90 people. >> literally, within 30 minutes, it was so high we couldn't even walk back and for
. lindsey mastis joining us live. what do we know about how the is doing on the. >> police say the woman is at the washington hospital trauma center with life-threatening injuries. it has been two day and she's still fighting for her life. where she was hit is just down the street by the tree. police say she was walking along the road. they are not sure whether she was crossing it when a vehicle came bay and she ended up near the backside of this pickup truck. that is 20 feet away. witnesses say she flew through the air. >> we were coming in to the yard and we heard a big boom. >> it didn't take neighbors long to find the 24-year-old woman allock side the road. >> her leg is on the axle and she is laying face down. her flip flops in he middle of the road and her phone broke. >> reporter: police don't know if she was trying to cross the street or walk alongside it. all they know is the car that hit her never stopped. >> the driver should know they hit something. >> reporter: the corporal with montgomery county police say they have a description of the car. >> small, dark sedan, possibly a
joining us with more. >> reporter: jessica, investigators are on the scene trying to find out the cause of the fire. they know it started on the fifth floor and went up through the stairwell. the fire was so intense that one person jumped out the window. >> there was one resident, who did jump from the interior of the building to escape the fire. >> reporter: that man died a short time later. four others are in critical condition, including a child. eight people were transported to lock a hospitals. 40 others were treated on the scene. >> got my girlfriend out of bed and ran through. she got her and the cat. she's in the hospital and i'm going to see her right now. >> reporter: witnesses say they woke up to the sound of alarms. >> i heard screaming. so i opened up the door and saw on my floor there was furniture in the hallway that was on fire. >> reporter: this man lives on the fifth floor and he says the night before he noticed the furniture in the common area, close to where the fire started. >> it was a lot of smoke, and my hall was pretty lit up with flames. yeah, pretty scary. >>
is celebrating a big upset in that state's u.s. senate race where tv commentator o'donnell upset mike castle in the republican primary. we we are going to take a closer look at the tea party elections tonight at 5:30. >>> now to breaking news out of prince george's county. right now we are keeping an eye on a police investigation in largo. we're told a 19-year-old man was shot in the 10,000 block of benington drive. investigators say she was shot in the chest. he was taken to the hospital and his condition is not yet known. we'll monitor the scene and bring you updates as soon as they come in. >>> the end of a mystery for a family from ohio whose son is left at arlington cemetery. there was question about whether he was buried in the right spot. we were with the family as their son's casket was exhumed today. eric joins us with the story. >> reporter: scott and melicca warner returned to a familiar site. the final resting place of their son. keith warner was killed in iraq in 2006. since the beginning of the summer, the government tells them they can't confirm he was buried in the right spot
's going to be a great 13 hours leading us to victory at 8:00 tonight. here we go. >> reporter: mayor fenty says he is opposed to extending voting hours. we set up an interview with the mayor, the mayor changed that location. all of a sudden he ended up in far northeast. we hope to talk to him at 6:00 tonight. we talked about turnout, how important that was. we have already addressed that. also what could be big in this race? undecided voters, going to be interesting to see where they fall, with incumbent or with the challenger at this point. also a lot of investigator changes we have already talked about the early voting. we have also got same day voter registration. it remains to be seen what might happen there and how it might impact this very important race. ladies, back to you. >> the mayoral race is the one we are talking about. there are other races in the district. tell us more about the ones to keep an eye on. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely right. very important other races here. kwame brown, vincent orange going at it for council chairs. most of the polls have kwame leading with a
the district. this is the hail it produced. this is pretty good sized hail and this is sent to us from chris stern from leesberg, virginia. and we need a pair of eyes so log on to our website, wusa9.com and send us a storm report if you would. so for tonight, severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00. some severe storms and some heavy. partly cloudy and mild, and temperatures 64-72 and we'll put the watches up at the bottom of the screen shortly. >> thank you, topper. >>> now to a tragic scene in lorton, virginia as a fire takes the life of a mother and two of her children. peggy fox joins us to explain how the woman's three other children made it out alive. >> reporter: well neighbors say this mother did everything she could to save her children. with flames all around her, she got her two oldest children out of a two story window and dropped her baby into the arms of a friend but that fire moved too fast to save her two other children or herself. >> it was just black smoke and you couldn't see anything in the house. >> reporter: huge flames and thick smoke poured from their neighbor's home, a
>>> hello. i'm jc hayward. thank you for joining us. a developing story from bethesda, maryland is topping our newscast this afternoon. montgomery county police say they are looking for a man who took a shot at his exgirlfriend this morning. the woman was not harmed, but joshua prince is considered armed and dangerous. he is on the loose with a high- powered rifle. bruce leshan has more information in this live report. bruce? >> reporter: this is so close totaledden middle school and walter johnson high school that police ordered both schools locked down, code blue. that has been lifted now because police think it is more likely than not that he has fled the area but police are on the scene in case he comes back. it happened right behind me. police say the 32-year-old josh la prince fired at at least one shot at his exgirlfriend who was outside of her apartment on rock forest drive. she ran for her life, banging on neighbors ' doors pleading for someone to take her in. she had apparently got an restraining order against prince a week ago. tactical teams surrounded the area but t
for an interview why their home with our own bruce johnson. bruce, what can you tell us? >> if he loses, it's the biggest political collapse. and this wouldn't take place if he was up by 17 points. but he said he get it's and he can change. a lot of people don't like his governing style but he insists he's kept his problems to up the test scores and fix the school buildings and get other things done. >> i'm hearing people describe my husband using adjectives that are absolutely shocking. >> arrogant, stubborn? >> absolutely. it's very painful. >> i believe this perception that anybody can just come in and run the city effectively and they will be a little bit nicer and city won't miss a beat and it couldn't be further from the truth. >> i think everyone gets my husband now. i think they know he focuses on results and when you're moving a thousand miles an hour, there isn't much time for subtle conversation. and so he hasn't reached out. >> and this time i'm saying, we understand. we have to be more inclusive. we have to engage more. make people feel more part of the process, just like i del
and the future. expected to use his speech to remind them how far his he will highlight america's progress in iraq and afghanistan and promote u.s. efforts to kick-start the world economy. the president will defend his attempt to jump-start mid east peace talks after more than two years. also high on the agenda, slowing the spread of nuclear weapons. >> i think he's going to try to keep the world on board to make sure that both iran and north korea are shunned for their defiance of the non-proliferation treaty. >> reporter: but the president is not expected to just talk about his administration's achievements. he will also likely expand on the wider goals of his administration. >> put simply, the united states is changing the way we do >> reporter: at a u. u.n. anti-poverty summit wednesday, the president unveiled new rules for foreign aid. he vowed to help poorer nations help themselves, rather than just spending money on short-term relief. >> now, let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in providing assistance. we will not abandon those wh
to keep us safe. >> it's insensitive to other people's religions. on the other hand, you know, only in america. you get first amendment rights. >> the florida pastor says he is within his right to burn the choran, despite these warnings, he since received several death threats. >>> religious leaders here in washington are keeping a close eye on the story and they don't like what they see. as alex reports, they are calling for an end to antimuslim bigotry. >> either because politically or religiously, they simply do not like muslims. >> the message, hatred against muslims will not be tolerated. >> religious leaders cannot stand by in silence. >> top christian, jewish, and islamic are standing by. it's his way to protest the 9/11 attacks and the plan to build a mosque near ground zero. >> we will not be controlled by their fear. we will not be dominated by them. >> this is not the real america and it never has been and it never should be. >> the majority of muslims are law-abiding, are ethical, good people. >> the threat to hurt muslims resinate with many muslims. people who
>>> hello. thanks for joining us one week after the discovery headquarters standoff, police had another dangerous situation in southeast washington. this time it ended peacefully. our 9 news now kristin fisher was there and has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: it all started 4:30 this morning when a woman walked in to the street, flagged down an officer and told them there was a man pointing a gun at a woman inside of this home. >> our officers responded to the scene, secured a perimeter and summoned our emergency response team [ sirens ] >> it was more than 40, maybe 30 police cars 5:30 this morning. it was a pretty good number of cars. >> reporter: the suspect held the woman hostage four hours inside of this home. finally at 8:30 the suspect surrendered. no one was injure and no shots were fired. police are trying to find the suspect's alleged gun and trying to figure out a motive and the relationship between his suspect and hostage. both are safe and in police custody. neighbors say they are relieved the standoff ended peacefully but are quick to point out all of
. >> show us the other one. >> this is the fraudulent ball lot and it has senator muse face on it but he does not endorse the persons inside of the ballot. >> the key now is to track down who did it, make sure they are publicly exposed for trying to put this fraud over on the public. >> maryland attorney general doug gansler says his office is investigating the fake flyers. >>> someone is launching a negative campaign against dc council member jim graham. over the weekend, ward 1 res differences started to receive anonymous automated phone calls attacking graham. both of graham's opens deny having anything to do with those calls. graham's campaign says it is working with police, the fbi and the federal communications commission. >>> well, in the race for dc mayor, polls are showing a growing gap between the incumbent, mayor fenty and council chairman vincent gray and this week, both will sit down with our bruce johnson for candid conversations about their candacecys. that will begin tonight with dc mayor fenty and his wife michelle an here's a preview. -- and here's a preview. >> everyth
on contact us and be part of the wusa9 team. >>> a landmark in fauqier county burned to the ground. our kristin fisher brings us more. >> i don't know how much i liked it until it was burning. >> reporter: cattle manager lindsey easton says he's still in shock. the barn he ran is gone. the fire broke out around 8:00 monday night. massive flames could be seen from miles away. it took firefighters from five counties to finally get the fire under control. 24 hours later, the remains were still smoldering. >> it is really traumatic to see something like that, especially when you have animals inside it and it's pretty hard to look at. >> reporter: when the fire started, this barn was packed full of cattle, so this is where firefighters had to literally saw through the fence to get all of the cattle out. >> it's a miracle. we don't know how many died. we've gotten out over 200 head. >> reporter: at least eight cattle were killed in the fire and there could be more. fortunately, no people were inside when the fire started, but one firefighter was injured. >> transported to fauqier hospital wit
hour. he's expected to turn towards the northwest soon for. now, both storms remain far from the u.s. coast. >>> the mid east peace talks resume this morning. the secretary of state hillary clinton arrived this morning. tuesday's talks were held in egypt. there has been no resolution of construction on the west bank the. the palestinians say they will walk out if a kush isn't set on construction due to expire this month. >>> sarah shourd says she is fine, released tuesday after being held in iran over a year now the spotlight on her companions, still behind bars as iranian authorities prepare to try them as spies. joel brown reports. >> reporter: she embraced her mother tuesday after a 14-months nightmare in an iranian prison. >> i've been waiting for this moment for a really long time and i'm extremely grateful to be standing here today. >> reporter: she was arrested with two other americans in july 2009, hiking in a group along the border of iran and iraq. she was seen here last may during a visit by all three hikers' mothers. her fiance, shane bauer, and their friend josh fattal w
sergeant. in 1968 he died saving the lives of three wounded comrades when soldiers overran a top-secret u.s. radar station in laos. >>> on the morning news an 11-year-old babysitter charged with murder. >>> plus city officials are arrested in a salary scandal in bell, california. first a preview of the cbs evening news tonight. >>> as questions about the quality of what we eat continue, we'll look at a food safety system full of gaps and redund sees, why haven't the problems that led to the salmonella outbreak been fixed? we'll investigate tonight, only on the cbs evening news. [ female announcer ] stay once... stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at choicehotels.com. i love my grandma. i love you grandma. grandma just makes me happy. ♪ to know, know, know you grandma is the bestest. the total package. grandpa's cooooooooool. way cool. ♪ grandpa spoils me rotten. ♪ to know, know, know you ♪ is to love... some people call us frick and frack. we do finger painting. this is how g
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